Getting your Concealed Pistol CCW/CPL License by taking an online course seems like a convenient way to accomplish the state of Michigan's requirements for obtaining your license.
At Detroit Arms we receive calls on a regular basis from people who have seen an advertisement online and read intriguing statements such as:
"At XYZ Concealed Online we believe every eligible law abiding citizen of the United States should exercise their right to carry. At the core of responsible firearm ownership is commitment to safety. This is why we are proud to offer the 1st step in securing your permit, of educational safety training.
The State of Virginia allows for the issuance of concealed carry permits for both resident and non-resident applicants. This unique state endorsed program requires online (or optional in person) safety training.
Because of reciprocity laws between states the Virginia concealed carry permit is currently recognized in 28 states. This mean that even if you are not a Virginia resident, if you fulfill the requirements to own and carry (concealed) a firearm according to Virginia state law, you can legally carry (concealed) your firearm in any of the other 28 states recognizing the Virginia permit."
While this sounds intriguing and a great way to get your concealed carry license, IT IS NOT VALID IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN!
The "training" you receive via these online classes does not qualify under the State of Michigan requirements for training to apply for and receive a Michigan Concealed Carry license.
In order for a Michigan Resident to concealed carry in the state of Michigan, you must have a State of Michigan issued Michigan Concealed Carry License. The only way for a Michigan resident to receive said license is to take an accredited class, pass and apply for the license.
The best part about these "online classes" is the fact that they lure you in with an easy way to get your license, they have you take their "12 Question Multiple Choice Certification Quiz" and then they collect your money.
Then you receive access to this information:
Michigan is red - meaning, not honored. You will likely only get this information AFTER you've completed their "course" and paid them.
It's not their fault you didn't do YOUR homework. They keep your money - you get nothing but an education in what not to do when trying to obtain a Michigan Concealed Pistol License in the state of Michigan.
Your training is not valid in Michigan, your training will not be honored in Michigan. Sorry.
Take your class from an accredited trainer like Detroit Arms and you won't have to worry about wasted energy, time and money.
Register online at www.DetroitArms.com or call us at 586-598-5300